September 27th, 2008

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Morning After Reflections on The 1st Presidential Debate

I don't have a television, so I don't get to see "talking pictures" of the candidates very often. I go out of my way to watch some debates each political season, in order to get a good look at the candidates. I already know what positions to expect from them, but I want to see how they hold themselves, how they react, what kinds of emotions they display. And I like to hurl insults at the television screen to get out some of my frustrations. This time I didn't drink any wine, so the insults didn't flow as readily, but it was still worthwhile to watch.
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The Bailout Reader

Here's yesterday's post on the Mises Institute site.
http://mises.org/story/3128
It has many sidebar links to study up on any aspect of the current situation you would like---from a non-proto-presidential, purely practical point of view. If we the people of the US care to save our livelihoods and our countries, we need to get educated about this stuff.....right away.

"The Reader presents irrefutable proof that the Austrian economists (including Ron Paul) have long forewarned about the economic meltdown. More importantly, the page demonstrates that the Austrians have the analytical tools to accurately diagnose the root causes of the crisis, as well as prescribe an effective cure."
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Dangerous Pharmaceuticals: FDA's Top 20

A 2007 federal law requires the FDA to disclose all its investigations into reports of possibly drug-related adverse events. The first of this series of quarterly reports has been released. It includes adverse events reported between January 1 and March 31, 2008.

Here's the list of drugs and the adverse events that have been reported:

1. Arginine Hydrochloride Injection (R-Gene 10) -- Pediatric overdose due to labeling and packaging confusion
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